This track has a long history dating to the 1870s. Horse trots were regularly held at this park right up into the early decades of the 20th century. According to Dexter Historical Society spokesman, Frank Spizuoco, the track which was unused and overgrown by late mid-century was reclaimed from the encroaching woods in the 1960's and has been used as a training track since then.
The old trotters park is located 1.5 miles north of Dexter off Route 7. For more information on this event, please call the Niles at 924-5269.
Also on Saturday, August 11 a special Saturday Night fund raising Cruze-In will be held in Dexter at the Municipal Parking Lot. Cruze-In organizer, Leonard Wallace reports that this will be the 14th event which was begun 7 years ago when the school district eliminated wrestling from the budget. Wallace has raised thousands in donations to help support this championship team.
The popular world famous hot dogs will be for sale. The crowd will be entertained by Fifties and Sixties music, the dunk tank, and the popular Belvis Presley will make a return engagement. Admission is $2 per car and $1 for spectators For more information call Leonard Wallace at (207) 924-3459
Other events scheduled for the day include a Music Festival sponsored by the Universalist Church. This program, featuring an open mike is scheduled to begin at 3 P.M. on Hall Street next to the Universalist Church. Among the groups scheduled to perform that day are the syntonics and the Easy Street Chorus. For more information call Jim Bunn at 924-3925.
At 4 P.M. at the Wayside Park in downtown Dexter, the popular Brewer Hometown Band will return to town for another rousing program of marches and popular tunes. Jan Cox, band conductor reports that the musicians who participated in the commencement of the bicentennial year are looking forward to their return engagement. The public should bring their own seating. For more information contact Liz Breault at 924-7292.
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